Imagery in The Story of an Hour
Much of the visual, auditory, and olfactory imagery in the story evokes springtime: rain showers, twittering bird, blue skies, etc. Chopin uses this imagery to suggest the optimism of renewal, a new season, which Louise experiences after learning the news of her husband’s death.
Imagery Examples in The Story of an Hour:
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"Her pulses beat fast, and the coursing blood warmed and relaxed every inch of her body...." See in text (The Story of an Hour)
"creeping out of the sky, reaching toward her through the sounds, the scents, the color that filled the air...." See in text (The Story of an Hour)